El Security Service Federal Credit Union, ofreció a la Càmara de Comercio de McAllen, un cheque por $7,500 dlls para el 13avo. Torneo de Golf, el cual se realizarà el 26 de Abril en Palm View, ubicado en el 1701 S. Ware Rd. en McAllen, Tx. El torneo será en un campo de 18 hoyos, con 3 jugadores por equipo, limitado a cuarenta y cuatro equipos
Los premios incluyen certificados de regalo de Palm View Golf Course para el primero ($ 900 dlls), segundo (($ 675 dlls) y el tercer ($ 525 dlls.) lugar. Dos hoyo en uno tendrán como premio un viaje para dos personas a Oahu, Hawaii por 8 días y 7 noches con pasaje aéreo y hotel incluidos, valorado en $3.000 dlls y un premio en efectivo de $ 5.000 dlls. Habrà otros premios individuales para los más cercanos al pin, para los más directos y para los tiros más largos. Algunos premios se sortearan y la cena se servirá a todos los participantes durante la entrega de premios en el Palm View Golf Course inmediatamente después del torneo
Lo que se obtenga de este torneo será para beneficiar a los graduados del Bachillerato Internacional McAllen ISD (IB). El espacio es limitado. Para información del registro o del patrocinio, por favor póngase en contacto con Blanca Cárdenas, en 682-2871 o al correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org
The official groundbreaking ceremony for the De Leon Soccer Complex took place at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 and signifies first phase of many upgrades the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department plans to make in the years to come in an eft to make McAllen the premier sporting destination in South Texas.
The De Leon Soccer Complex project, a collaborative effort between the City of McAllen and McAllen ISD, includes adding 8 adult fields and 2 youth fields, converting the De Leon stadium into a championship field with synthetic turf for soccer and football, constructing new restrooms, a concessions building with a meeting room, cooling fountains (similar to the splash parks), and additional parking to the areas west and north of De Leon Middle School. The new site will also include a playground, basketball court and a stocked irrigation pond.
Other future projects include a 16-field baseball complex, upgraded softball fields, and a proposed motocross park while also refurbishing and revamping exisiting facilities amongst other major projects in the foreseeable future.
This all comes in anticipation of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas which McAllen is honored to host in both 2016 and 2017.
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau have created the McAllen Sports Commission in hopes of attracting top-level sporting events to the area.
Nationwide, sport tourism has increased by 6% and the number of sporting events has increased by 10%. In following this trend, the McAllen Sports Commission intends to put the City of McAllen on the map by marketing itself as a destination for sporting events.
"Sports tourism is something that we've been looking into and we feel with the addition of the De Leon Soccer Complex in the near future we feel that this is a market McAllen can tap into and do well in," said Robert Lopez, Director of Sports Tourism Sales for the McAllen CVB.
With demolition slated for December 2012, the De Leon Soccer Complex project will be underway. The proposed site plan includes adding 8 adult fields, adding 2 youth field, converting the De Leon stadium into a championship field with syntetic turf for soccer and football, new restrooms, a concessions buildingwith meeting room, cooling fountains and additional parking. The turf field at the soccer complex is scheduled to be ready for play by Fall of 2013, with the natural-grass fields set to be ready for action by early 2014.
In addition to the soccer complex, McAllen has a wide range of sporting venues, including an outdoor football stadium with turf field, a championship level golf course, tournament quality sofball fields and a soon-to-be remodeled natatorium as well as a multi-functional convention center which has hosted basketball tournaments, mixed martial arts competitions and boxing events in its 60,000 sq. ft. column-free, state-of-the-art exhibit space.
McAllen is also proud to be host city for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's Games of Texas in 2016 and 2017 which will attract 20,000 visitors, including 8,000 athletes completing in 12 sports over 4 days of competition. The event is estimated to generate more than $10 million each year for the city.
McAllen Express Transit operates a number of routes throughtout the city. Check out this link: http://www.mcallen.net/bus/information.aspx
Select the point closest to where you are and where you want to go.
Steps to Ride the Metro
Plan your Trip.
Call 956.681.3510 any time Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.... a metro assistant can help you.
"What you need to know."
"What the closest bus stop is?"
"What time do I prepare to catch the bus?"
"What route transfers to may I need to take?" and
"What does your trip cost?"
Please have ready the WHERES and WHENS. They are going to ask the following:
"Where are you?"
"Where are you going?"
"When do you need to arrive?"
Metro can mail you a trip plan and route schedules.
To pick up maps and schedules please visit Central Station, McAllen Public Library, Chamber of Commerce or City Hall.
Go to the Bus Stop
Be at the stop a few minutes before the bus is estimated to arrive. Double-check the route number and name displayed above the driver's windshield on the destination sign. If you are not sure if it is the right bus, just ask the driver.
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Exact cash or change or a metro pass are acceptable fares. The single-ride fare is $1.00. The Fare information page lists prices for various options. If you have a Pass Voucher, please present the voucher to your first bus operator for validating.
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Passengers get off the bus before boarding. Board only through the front door of the bus. Riding the bus is easy; just follow these simple rules. Sit anywhere you like. Generally, seats near the front door are reserved for elderly and mobility-impaired passengers. You may carry on small items; just make sure they don't block the aisle. If you need to access Metro by wheelchair, Metro's buses are accessible. Guide dogs and other service animals are permitted on Metro vehicles. Please see Accessibility Information for more details or call 956.681.3510. Please see Bicycle Commuter Information for details on how to travel with your bicycle.
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About one block from your stop, pull on the yellow chime (next to the windows above passenger seats on most buses). This signals the operator that you want to get off at the next stop.
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More than $2.2 Million dollars in economic benefit to the area are the result of 16 events that have been booked so far in fiscal year 2011-20122, events that are also being serviced by the McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau staff.
The events, which are taking place at the McAllen Convention Center, at hotels with meetings space and other event venues, and are bringing more than 5,300 visitors who will generate more than 3,600 room nights for McAllen area hotels.
“We continue to promote McAllen as a meeting destination for small to large conferences and conventions,” said Victor Castillo, Convention Sales Director at the McAllen CVB, a division of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s estimated that an average convention delegate spends about $140 dollars a day in meals, lodging, shopping and entertainment,” said Castillo as he described that the direct and indirect spending keeps people employed.
For McAllen CVB Director, Nancy Millar, The Texas Tropics or The City of Palms, as some people like to call McAllen; the City offers a friendly and personalized service that cannot be found anywhere else. “That’s because we don’t treat conventions and visitors like numbers,” said Millar as she emphasized, “visitors know this from the minute they arrive at the airport, when they get to the hotel front desk, a restaurant or when they go to any local entertainment venue.”
“Now we have something new to offer which will help us attract more meetings” said Castillo as he referred to a new convention hotel, which should break ground by March 1st. “There are groups that simply don’t look at us if we don’t have a convention hotel; now it’s time to get in front of them, learn more about their bidding process and hopefully bring their meetings here in the next few years.”
Left to right: Mary Hernandez (Holiday Inn), Robert Zapata (Casa de Palmas), Nancy Millar and Trisha Watts (McAllen CVB), Cindy Alanis (Drury Hotels) and Carina Jimenez (Convention and Expo Management Services).
The McAllen CVB recently exhibited at Southwest Showcase in Austin, a premier event for those involved in meetings, education and exhibitions. That’s where they partnered with local hoteliers and a convention decorating group to show hundreds of meeting planners and association executives that McAllen have a team to take care of their meeting needs.
“We made new contacts and we’re getting ready to do a sales blitz soon, because we want to get the word out about The Texas Tropics, and get more people to say Let’s Meet in McAllen.“ Castillo emphasized.
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Ralph Kuster Wayland, Master of
"Songs from the Heart" Hypnosis
The people pictured above have just recently moved to McAllen. Ralph, a "crooner" in his second career and Wayland, in his third or fourth career, are both appearing at next week's "McAllen International Travel Show." three weeks or so ago, I didn't know either of these gentleman, (or Deborah, Wayland's wife who assists him). they came to McAllen to find their fortune in the wintertime, just like thousands of Winter Texans. It is our good fortune that they are available to perform for us next week. What does this have to do with New Year's resolutions, you ask: Well, Ralph used to be a golf pro and Wayland, through hypnosis, can help people get better an any sport including golf. And my New Year's resolution is to embark on a personal improvement program to become a scratch golfer. To accomplish this (and this is possible year round here in McAllen where the weather is such that you can golf about 350 days a year) I will begin a work out regiment three days a week targeting golf muscle improvement. I will practice three times a week and I will play three times a week. Also, I will have at least three sessions with Wayland in which I will become convinced of the legitimacy of my goal and the expectation of achieving it will become part of both my conscious and uncouscious mind. What does this have to do with you, you ask: Well, whereelse but in McAllen can you find people like Wayland and Ralph who just show up and are eager to know us, to entertain us, and to become part of our community and culture. It says something about McAllen too, that these people could have come anywhere in the country and they realized that McAllen is the place to be. I look forward to hearing Ralph sing and to be entertained and improved by Wayland. For more information about quality of life, opportunity for success in business, and a great place to live, contact us at www.McAllenChamber.com, www.McAllenCVB.com
Submitted by Jim Deuser
PALM VIEW GOLF COURSE IN MCALLEN
I'm a serious golfer. this is not to be confused with an "outstanding" golfer, but reflects my attitude toward the game. So...I'm writing about golfing in the McAllen Area again. Palmview golf course was totally re-built about 15 years ago. I evaluate golf courses and their management by whether the status quo is the goal or constant improvement. I'm happy to tell you that Palmview keeps getting tweaked by the Carlos Espinoza, the head pro, and his staff on a continual basis. Every time I go out there, I see something that got fixed, replaced, or added to make this one of the most enjoyable, challanging, and fun golf courses in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. But, that's not all! We have lots of good courses either in McAllen or close by. These include Los Lagos in Edinburg, Tierra Santa in Weslaco, Shary and Meadowcreek in Mission. There are golf courses in the area to fit every budget including two Chamnpionship courses that belong to a couple of country clubs. Several RV parks nearby even have golf courses as part of the park amenities. Several of our hotels will take golfers to the course and pick them up at no charge. All this means that the McAllen area has the climate and the availability to play a lot of golf year round. This is why a lot of Winter Texans come here during the season. For more information about golf in the McAllen area or to arrange for an out of town group to get a "preferred" t time, call the CVB at the Chamber at 956-682-2871 or visit our web site at www.mcallencvb.com.
Submitted by jim Deuser
In appreciation for Valley high schools providing more than half of the blood needed in the Valley, through continual blood drives at the schools, United Blood Services gives back by providing over $15,000 in scholarships to area students. In order to continue this tradition and increase the amount of scholarships to our local graduating seniors, Golf for Life will help raise money for the program and bring awareness to the community about the importance of donating blood.The first annual United Blood Services Golf For Life tournament fundraiser will help send someone to college.
People interested in participating in the event will have an opportunity to win a variety of door prizes as well as a golf trip for 2 to Las Vegas which includes airfare, hotel and golf fees. All participants will be eligible to win prize giveaways. The event will be held Friday, Nov. 11, at the Palm View Golf Course in McAllen and free beer, lunch and dinner will be provided at the event, along with gift bags and prizes.
Entry fees: $150 per player or $600 per team of 4
Includes: Cart and green fee, gift bag, practice range balls, special gift for each player, lunch, dinner and free beer, door prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Platinum ($5000), Gold ($2,500), Silver ($1,500) and Bronze ($750) sponsorships are also available, which include additional perks and the opportunity for businesses to advertise. Tee box sponsors are available for $150 each.
For more information, contact:
1400 S. 6th Street, McAllen Tx, 78501
McAllen Hotel Concierge Certification Program from McAllen Convention & Visitors B. on Vimeo.
This is the second phase of the McAllen Hotel Concierge Certification Program. The first phase involved visiting the McAllen Convention Center, the McAllen Free Trade Zone, the McAllen Historic Downtown and Entertainment District and other areas of attraction.
Posted by: Victor Castillo